MARY ELLIS, STUDENT NURSE by Hope Newell

MARY ELLIS, STUDENT NURSE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An interlacing of minor characters assures steady narrative interest to the further adventures of Mary Ellis, the young Negro student whose first year at nursing school was described in A Cap for Mary Ellis. When a rosary disappears in the students' dormitory, Mary Ellis is afraid that the blame may be placed upon one of the three Negro students. Unmasking the culprit, and pacifying the neurotics among her patients, accepting objectively the death of a beloved patient, and uniting a small boy whose mother is incurably ill and the bereaved Myers family who long for a child, Mary Ellis' days and the pages of the book are full of incident and interest. The frictions of the bureaucracy of the nursing profession are indicated, with Mary Ellis showing spirit and discretion in crises.

Pub Date: March 19th, 1958
Publisher: Harper